The long-awaited part 3 is here!
So, as most of my friends and family already know – I ended up taking the job. The funds didn’t quite make it to the due date, therefore the donations received had been returned to those giving hearts. ❤ #Thankyou.
Looking back, it’s been nearly 7 weeks since I’d started my summer position – with next week being the last stretch of it; the job was an 8-month contract only.
You know that nervous feeling you get when walking into your first job, where you’re so excited that you’ve landed the job, but simultaneously, you want to run away and never come back? – Yup. That’s what it was like to start this job. Among 3 other summer student workers, this would be the first time we would be working together as a team, one of them being a returning student. However, for the rest of us – we were noobs.
Our main role for these 8 weeks is to ‘be the bridge’ for individuals with developmental disabilities. All has been fine and dandy, with many, MANY lessons to learn along the way, and counting.
I’d been assigned to a total of 3 families, each one with very distinctly-unique needs and interests. For those of you I’ve spoken to, you know for a fact that this job was one of THE MOST challenging ones I’ve ever taken on. I’ve commuted from one end to town to the other, got drenched in sweat trying to make it on time to catch my bus, got a mad farmer’s tan when I went to the park for about 1.5 hours, learned about a new local cafe with delicious biscotti, tried out the softest beds at Sleep Country, and I can’t forget the storm that poured down unexpectedly on THE day my friend and I went to the lake -_-. Talk about luck! LOL.
This job has taught me so much, more than I believe I’d have learned/taken away from going on the mission trip. Going into this job and giving up the mission trip was very difficult for me, but by God’s grace, He delivered me and has revealed Himself to me though each family I’ve worked with. Sorry, let me correct myself – each family, staff member, and student that I’ve interacted with this ENTIRE summer has taught me something. The main key is: He is ALWAYS ENOUGH for me.
Although I couldn’t see the purpose or the positive to the job offer at first, since my mind had been set on going on the mission trip, God never left me *Deuteronomy 31:6*.
I’ll share my reflections in the upcoming posts, shortly.
Just know, that wherever God leads you – whatever direction life decides to take… you will ALWAYS have what you need. God will equip you with the skills, knowledge, problem-solving, and open mind you will need to embrace the opportunity that has been set before you.
“…being confident of this that He who has begun a god work in you will carry it out to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6.